Our lives, which we experience through the body and mind, are in constant contemplation of every phenomenon which we experience in the world.
The five senses gather information. Our mind evaluates and judges this information, and stores this as knowledge. All of the experiences and knowledge are stored within our memories and can be recalled for future application.
Unfortunately though, as adults, these collected memories sometimes can hold us back from obtaining the ultimate joy and bliss that life offers us.
What can we do? What influences our mind and memory?
It is the planet Budha, or Mercury, which grants to us intelligence and illumination of wisdom. By worshiping Budha through mantra, we can recapture our childlike joys!
The Divine Qualities of Budha
If you observe a child for any length of time, you will notice that whatever they see, whatever they hear, whatever they learn, they absorb like sponges into their memory banks.
Just as a child can find delight in various circumstances in life, we also can have a positive outlook and find joy in the simple things life offers when we are blessed by a strong Budha in our astrological chart.
He has no capacity of contemplation on his own. He is free from self-conceit and pride, just like a precious child.
While Budha is like a child, he also has some very important responsibilities.
He is the organizer of all parts of a human being: hands, mouth, teeth, throat, and breath. Also, all the organs of knowledge of the external world, the brain, and all the other organs which bring knowledge to the inside are organized by Budha.
Also, all of the branches of knowledge fall under the domain of Budha. For example, knowledge obtained from the Guru, the knowledge of curing diseases obtained from a doctor, and even the knowledge to sing another person’s song, is all from the blessing of Budha.
Benefits of Strong Budha
Whoever has Budha in a position of strength has a great capacity to memorize knowledge. Whatever is seen and experienced is internalized.
Budha is the only planet bestowing this influence.
Budha is in charge of communications. Whoever excels in communication skills, whether oral, written or other media, has a strong position for Budha in his or her chart.
When the Moon is united with Budha, the aspects of Budha become pronounced, and the memory becomes extremely sharp.
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Jai Maa! Jai Swamiji!